The BAME Talent Accelerator

Our goal is to accelerate the progression of high potential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) professionals from ‘the middle’ to the top of their organisations, enabling them to also become leading change-makers as role models beyond the workplace. The Talent Accelerator is the ambitious embodiment of learnings and recommendations from The Middle research report published by the BBBAwards in 2017

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FOUNDED IN RESEARCH

The BAME Talent Accelerator was developed in response to a recommendation from The Middle research report that was published by the BBBAwards in 2017 following a study involving over 30 top tier organisations. The research examined the reasons why BAME middle managers are underrepresented in senior executive roles within large businesses operating in the UK, and what can be done about it. One intervention that was recommended in the report was the establishment of a BAME-specific leadership and career development programme.

The programme would involve the active participation of key stakeholders in the workplace including:

Executive Sponsors

HR and Diversity and Inclusion Experts

Managers

Network Leads

DEVELOPED THROUGH COLLABORATION

The Talent Accelerator is the first initiative of its kind spanning all sectors in the UK. It brings BAME talent together to develop collectively and in a way that no in-house programme can. The curriculum focuses on the experience of BAME professionals. It blends development, experiential learning and inspiration to deliver a game-changing, leadership and career development programme. By involving other key stakeholders in each company, the programme is designed to facilitate culture change by engaging the organisational ecosystem.

In 2019, we were privileged to announce The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) as Key Partner of the Talent Accelerator.

Click HERE to find out more about The ELC.

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Participating Companies

American Express
Baker McKenzie
Barclays
Barings
Bloomberg
BT
Cisco
Clifford Chance
EY
Facebook
Financial Conduct Authority
Freshfields
Goldman Sachs
J.P. Morgan
Kinetic
KPMG
Moody's
National Grid
Northern Trust
PwC
Superunion
Virgin Group
Visa
Wellington Management
“It has been the best professional experience I have ever had. I have taken away a lot, especially how to be more intentional about my career and how to maximise on the strengths I have to get what I want.”
Morgan Stanley
“Vastly exceeded my expectations in ways I find difficult to articulate. This experience has been profound. The way I see myself and how I interact with others has been changed.”
Virgin
“The programme has exceeded my expectations in terms of the context, the power of reflection time, the facilitator and the bonding that took place with the participants.”

Baker McKenzie

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